A group of dual nationals left Gaza for Egypt on Thursday through Rafah, a border official said, a day after the crossing point reopened for foreign passport holders and wounded Palestinians.

Wael Abu Mohsen, a spokesman for the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, said in a statement that “100 travelers of foreign nationalities” had crossed into Egypt on Thursday morning, escaping the bombarded Palestinian territory.

A total of 400 foreign passport holders, as well as 60 wounded patients, were due to cross by the day’s end, Abu Mohsen said.

On November 1, the first group of foreign nationals, including dual citizens, left Gaza for Egypt through the Rafah border crossing. This happened after Egypt opened the border crossing for the first time since the Israel-Hamas conflict began on October 7.

Gabriela De La Cruz, with AFP